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Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 1:00am EST
february's sochi olympics , and following a "new york times" report on 2012 attacks in benghazi raising questions again about what happened that night. we'll start with the attacks in volgograd. 15 were killed, dozens injured when a male suicide bomber detonated shrapnel-laced explosives on a bus, following a blast at volgograd's main train station, where 17 died and dozens hurt by two suicide bombers. what do the attacks mean for the winter olympics scheduled to start february 7th. i'm joined by dr jim walsh, from watertown, an international security expert at mit's security studies program and fred burtan, vice president of intelligence at stratford, a global intelligence company, and author of, "untold fire." the untold attack on benghazi, and served as a counteragent and involved in security issues for the 1996 atlanta olympics. we'll get to benghazi in a moment. first, jim, do you have doubt that the bombing attacks are connected with the winter olympics ? no one has taken responsibility yet. in july a chechen rebel leader doku umarov who claimed responsibilities for other suicide
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 1:00pm EST
preparations for the winter olympics in sochi. >>> welcome to al this this this this. >> they didn't want the lebanese to be part and it would open the way in lebanon. >> no one. but for many lebanese, it started to reach them. the politicians, president terrorism. they called for the unity of the lebanese. but this this >> this is one of the main groups fighting in syria. >> that's prompted the she aled group. to try to restore order local tribesmen have joined the police in the city of ramadi to try to take police buildings that the fighters have occupied. there is anger here over the arrest of a prominent sunni lawmaker and over the dismantlement of at that camp. iraq has become bitterly sectarian. the country was having deep grievances with the shiia government. it files its interests have been neglected. malaki says he wants to talk to sunni leaders to try to resolve the stand-off but not those who were al lied with al-qaeda. >> we welcome our brothers from umbar who stepped forward to speak to us and consult and discuss. we need the real sons of ambar, not those who claim to represent 1
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm EST
. ahead of the world cup. >>> the white house and the u.s. olympic committee now expressing concerns over those two deadly bombings in two days in the southern city of volgograd, russia. volgograd is about 550 miles from the capital city of moscow and 400 miles northeast of sochi. that is site for the olympic games which begin in just six weeks. peter sharpe is in volgograd. >> the twisted gutted remains of a trolley bus in volgograd. bodies and debris are strewn across the street. russian investigators say a male suicide bomber was responsible for the blast. it is the second in the last 24 hours. people were killed by a sue sierd bomber in volgograd's main railway station. security at the entrance prevented more deaths. >> the explosive device was the equivalent of 4 kilograms of tnt, it was filled with shrapnel. and because it was the same as the other incident, this confirms they were connected. >> formerly the kgb is coordinating the hunt for these attacks. the people now worried that this could be just the start of the concerted bombing campaign leading up to the start of the wi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 10:00pm EST
chechen separatist promised violence and the sochi olympic games. >> palestine president mahmoud abbas greeted dozens of inmate released from an israeli prison. part of those released are part of a deal to broker peace between israelis and palestinians. >> 13-year-old girl will get another week on life support. her family issued an injunction to keep her on life support. >> one train collided, carrying grain, and another carrying crude oil crashed on tracks. nearby residents have been urged to evacuate. >> a setback for passengers stranded on a ship in antarctica. they were on a scientific expedition and have been stranded since christmas eve. an australian ship was on the way but could not plough through the ice 13 miles from the ship as it was too thick. those are the headlines. >> fear and anger across the world as two deadly explosions rock russia. "consider this" with less than two months until the world descends on sochi - is russia safe? >> a highly detailed new investigation claims there is no indication al qaeda was involved in the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi
CNN
Dec 30, 2013 2:00am PST
are dead in this bus explosion and it happens a month before the winter olympics in sochi and putin has promised will be the safest olympics in history. >> it's clear two attacks in the same day in the same city shows how vulnerable this entire country is to terrorist attacks. you have sochi, very, very close to the extremely north caucuses region where russia has been fighting for more than a decade. when the announcement the olympics would take place in sochi the fear was that putin would not be able to contain the terrorism in that area. another attack on friday a car bomb three people were killed on friday and another town in the north caucuses and goes to show how difficult it is to contain that threat. volgograd is 420 miles away from sochi but you can still see that the terrorists are spreading fear and it is a major rail hub for anyone travel from moscow to central russia en route to sochi. >> the security for the olympics will be very tight in sochi. what do we know? what does this mean for the planning of the olympics or for the security kroungsurrounding olympics? >> repo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 3:00am EST
month before the start of the winter olympics in socchi, the consecutive attacks raised fear of a concentrated campaign of violence before the games. the sochi winter olympics is a prestige project for president vladimir putin. no one claimed either attack. earlier this year chechen leader called for maximum force to prevent the olympics from being held. the chechens want to sort of an islamic state out of russia much tens of thousands of police have been deployed to protect the olympics. organizers promised to make the games the safest olympics in history. >> well, let's speak to fred weir a journalist with the christian science monitor, joining us from moscow, via skype. little doubt that the people behind the bombers are the islamist fighters in the north caucasus region. explain why volgograd is being targeted. not only the attacks today and yesterday, but in october, on a bus. >> yes, this is the third attack in volgograd. it certainly demonstrated or demonstrates a concerted ability by this terrorist organization to hit repeatedly in a single place. it should be a well-prote
NBC
Dec 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
russia just weeks before american athletes head to the sochi olympics. >>> up in the air. the government's new plan to test drones at sites around the country. how they may soon be coming to the skies near you. >>> the cold facts. a new blast of arctic air, the most frikd of the season, about to hit a wide part of the country just in time for the new year. >>> fighting lung cancer. the new guidelines for people at high risk. dr. nancy snyderman on who should be tested and when. >>> and "making a difference." how you have helped so many young people get their wishes. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. two bombings in two days have killed more than 30 people in the russian city of volgograd striking fears of a terror campaign in the lead-up to the sochi olympics. today' suicide bombing aboard a bus follows on the heels of the attack inside the rail station at the city once known at stalingrad. it comes just five weeks before american athletes begin arriving for the games. we begin our coverage tonight with correspondent jim maceda
CNN
Dec 30, 2013 9:00am PST
-- www.vitac.com >>> another bombing in russia just weeks ahead of the olympic games. straight ahead, we're going to look at security concerns for athletes as well as tourists. plus, he's one of the world's most famous race car drivers. well, now he is fighting for his life after a skiing accident. an update on michael shumacher's injury up ahead. also. >> on the horizon. >> the ice breaker coming to rescue us. >> brilliant. >> close yet so far away. dozens of people are stuck on a ship in the frozen antarctic. rescue teams are not able yet to reach them. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. a second terrorist attack in russia in just two days coming just weeks before the olympic games. well, that is where we begin this hour. at least 14 people were killed in today's suicide attack on a packed trolley. another 17 were killed in yesterday's blast at a train station. now, both bombings happened in the city of volgograd. diana mag nay is in russia with the latest. >> two deadly terror attacks in the southern russian city of volgograd in less than 24 hours. this morning's attack
FOX News
Jan 5, 2014 11:00pm PST
olympic games in sochi. romney, head of the olympics in salt lake city, weighs in on that threat. it is a "fox news sunday" exclusive. >>> then a new face-off over the health care law. the obama administration fights to free serve the birth control mandate after supreme court justice sotomayor blocks enforcement. we will talk with leaders on both sides of the debate. ilyse hogue of pro-choice america and mark rienzi with the beckett fund f. pulitzer prize winning author on doris kearns. >> all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> hello again from fox news in washington. the new year has begun. but we face some of the same old issues. problems with obamacare. a terror threat to disrupt the winter olympics in russia. now just a month away. and disgraceful political attack on a baby. here to talk about it all for the first time, former mass mass governor and 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney and governor romney, happy new year and welcome back. >> thanks, chris. happy new year to you as well. >> as you watch the rollout of obamacare from the botched website to the broken promis
PBS
Dec 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
states has offered russia full cooperation in security preparations for the winter olympics. after two bomb attacks in the city of volgograd in two days. they said they would help to guarantee the security of the athletes and spectators. at least 31 people were killed in a blast at vocal grad -- at volgograd at the main railway bus.on and on a crowded >> the burned, twisted rush-hour remains. many of the passengers died almost instantly when a suicide bomber through him -- blew himself up as the people around him were on their way to work. a state of emergency has been declared in the city. after all, it was the second bombing in today's, and all just before -- in two days and all just before russia hosts the olympics. >> this is a serious test. a second terrorism act in 24 hours. we have dead people and injured people. >> yesterday, the city's main railway station was attacked by at least one other suicide bomber, killing 17. the explosions are most likely linked to the infamous insurgency against russian wool in the nearby caucasus republic. -- republics. with the one siding buildup
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 5:00am EST
police officer and detonated the bomb with grave situation. >> reporter: by the winter olympics in sochi, there are fears of a campaign of violence before the games. the sochi olympics is a big project for putin and no one claimed any of the attacks but earlier this year the rebel leader called for maximum force to prevent the olympics from being held. they want to carve an islamic state out of south earn russia and soldiers and police are being held to protect the olympics so they can make the olympics the safest in history. >> reporter: the international olympic community has come out in support of preparation for the games in sochi and a statement reads security is the responsibility of the local authorities and we have no doubt that russian authorities will be up to the task. when moscow says 37,000 personnel will make it safe, we will talk to a monitor in moscow. fred, this is the second deadly attack in two days. what more details are you hearing there about the second attack? >> well, it's what was in your package there. we know that it's another suicide bomber. there seems
Bloomberg
Jan 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
winter olympics. it has the money. it has the will. there is a key ingredient missing. a special report later this hour. our next guest expects a more robust china in 2014. the recovery four i mean -- remains elusive. >> welcome back. let's take a look at some of the events we will be following. in the world's biggest smartphone maker is out with results on tuesday. the money probably cap pouring in for samsung. they probably posted $10 billion in the final three months of 2013. that would amount to the slowest growth in two years. losing momentum in china. exports are out on wednesday january the eighth. growth in overseas sales is expected to have slowed to almost half the rate of the previous mom. on thursday the very next day. it is home to one of the worst performing currencies in the region. policymakers have been raging with borrowing costs high. economists expect no change this time. let's get more on what to watch out for this week. joining us is angie master. is good to see you. happy new year to you. let's just talk about india. we have him step down on friday. that thisarks
NBC
Jan 6, 2014 5:30pm PST
. >>> and still ahead, one month to go until the olympic games in sochi, russia, and today, more one of the biggest nonathletic controversies facing athletes and visitors alike. >>> a month to go until the winter olympics in sochi, russia, and as you are about to see, some of the drama surrounding some of the games has nothing to do with winter sports and everything to do with the host nation. tonight, we hear from people in russia who are at the center of this. our report tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: even if the sochi games are a glowing success, russia's chance to shine on the world stage could already be tarnished. six months after the government passed a law on what it calls homosexual propaganda, international outcry from activists and athletes grows. gold medal winner brian boitano is one of the three openly gay athletes in president obama's olympic delegation. >> i wanted to represent the country. and so part of that and part of that commitment to doing that is speaking about my sexuality when i get there. >> reporter: doing that comes with a certain level of r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
attacks. volgograd is 400 miles northeast of sochi, the site for the olympic games which begin in just six weeks. peter sharp is in volgograd. >> reporter: the twisted gutted remains of a trolley in volgograd. russian investigators say a male suicide-bomber is responsible for the attack. it's the second in the last 24 hours. on sunday 17 people were killed by a suicide-bomber in volgograd's main railway stati station. security controls at the end of the station prevented even more deaths. >> the explosive device was the equivalent of four kilograms of tnt like the bomb at the train station, it was full of shrapnel and this confirms that the two terrorist acts were connected. >> reporter: president putin has dispatched the head of the intelligence service, formerly the kgb, to coordinate the hunt for those responsible for those attacks. the people here worried that this could be just the start of a concerted bombing campaign leading up to the start of the winter olympics in february. the sochi olympics are a major prestige project for vladimir putin. none is claiming responsibility for
LINKTV
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm PST
attacks. rebel leaders have threatened to disrupt the winter olympics in sochi, just 700 kilometers from volgograd. concern is mounting about security at the games, which begin in less than six weeks. >> for more, let's bring in our correspondent, joining us now from moscow. what more can you tell us about these bombings? why the city of volgograd? >> russia's media suppose it is bobo grad, the city in the south of russia, with more than -- it is bobo grad -- volgograd, the city in the south of russia, with more than one million people, because of the traffic. it is easy to get there from the north caucasus. you don't have to get checked by police officers over and over again. that might be one reason. the other version is that this could only be a tactical maneuver by a largely terrorist -- by largely terrorist bombers to distract attention off of russia's security forces from their preparations and maybe even a more serious attack on a major city such as moscow, st. petersburg, or maybe even an attack on the olympic sites in sochi. >> what does this mean for the olympic games? what are
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 6:00am EST
winter olympics will be held in six week, the third fat fatal attack in since months and stands with russia against terrorism and peter sharp is in moscow on the latest on the train station bombing. >> reporter: the aftermath of the attack in a railroad station in volgograd and a body on the ground as emergency services scramble to treat survivors and a woman set off explosives at the entrance to the main station and the blast captured on camera and it was packed with people leaving on christmas holidays. >> translator: everything was covered in smoke and after ten minutes i could see again and there were bodies everywhere and in the train station itself everything was destroyed. >> reporter: it killed and injured dozens of people. >> translator: according to preliminary information the power of this explosion was the equivalent of ten kilograms of tnt and would have been more victims if it were not for the guarding system at the train station and prevented the suicide bomber from getting through the metal detector and in the hall and there were lots of people because three trains we
CNN
Dec 30, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> reporter: that's right. it's 39 days and counting until the winter olympics. now the russian president ordered a massive height of security after a massive terror onslaught on that southern russian city. the terror attacks in the city less than 24 hours. this morning in morning rush hour. more than a dozen killed. authorities say the blast if work after a suicide bomber. possibly detonateing his device towards the back end of the bus where the damage seems worse. many on board were students. this is exam time if russia. among the injured, a baby if serious condition. >> that follows another attack sunday on the main railway station. 17 people were killed in that blast. authorities say that was also the work of a suicide bomber. these attacks come less tan six weeks before the start of the winter games if sochi, which is around 400 miles southwest of the city. president putin ordered the highest amount of security around the games. have been fighting an islamist insurgency not far from sochi. in july, russia's most wanted man a czechist extremist threatened to unleash maximum force. the
FOX
Jan 5, 2014 10:00am PST
olympics in salt lake city addresses that threat. it's a fox news sunday exclusives. >>> then a new face off over the health care law. the obama administration fights to preserve the birth control mandate after supreme court justice sotomayor weighs in. mark reenzi with a beckett fund for religious liberty and our power player of the week, pull litterer prize-winning author doris cancer goodwin on her goods. >> i have always chosen presidents that have been there in the moment dramatic moments in history. >> all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in walk. the new year has begun but we face some of the saim same old issues. problems with obamacare, a terror threat to disrupt the winter olympics in russia now just a month away and a disgraceful political attack on a baby. here to talk about it all for the first time is former massachusetts governor and 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney. happy few year and welcome to "fox news sunday." >> hi, chris, happy new year to you as well. >> as you watch the rollout of obamacare from the botched website
PBS
Dec 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
the winter olympics in just six weeks' time. good evening. i'm hari sreenivasan. gwen ifill and judy woodruff are both on holiday. also ahead, author and journalist david ignatius, just back from a visit to iran. details reaction inside the country to the nuclear talks. >> i asked this hard line person close to the leader, go did you think compromise is possible on the nuclear deal and he answered directly no, i don't think it is. >> sreenivasan: plus, the year's big science news. from space exploration. to the fight against cancer. and mounting concerns over climate change. >> we reached this kind of unfortunate milestone, 400 parts per million of car done-- carbon dioxide. and that number is something this planet has not seen in millions of years, not in recorded history. >> sreenivasan: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
before that country hosts the winter olympics. home after 20 years in jail. a mixed message coming from the middle east. >>> and a flu outbreak, doctors are worried. >> we begin tonight with an 11th hour move to keep a california teenager on life support. she became braindead after getting her tonsils removed. but her family insists that she's still live. they were going to pull the plug tonight. but it's a possible victory for her family. melissa, i know there has been a lot of movement this evening, and what's happening now. >> well, jonathan, this is incredible. this is a situation where you have a hospital who has considered ja har dead for a number of weeks, and they look at it as a corpse, and the family is taking it to the courts and making it a much bigger legal battle. this is what the uncle of jahai has to say. >> she moves when her mother touches her and speaks. and we have an attorney who has sworn that she's not dead. we have a filth that has agreedd to take her. and we have a doctor here in california who will be by her side throughout the transfer. we have informed t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 9:00pm EST
separatistless may be launching attacks before the sochi olympics. >>> palestinians released from israeli jails, part of proposed peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. america tonight is up next and remember you can always find us online at aljazeera.com. >> on america tonight, it strikes mills each year, often with deadly consequences. >> when you find out you're like you think you're going to die. >> a battle against a vicious disease, battle against hepatitis c. >>> terrorists rattle alarms. for the sochi olympics. >> we profile veteran singles who are still looking for love. >> sam. >> oh my god he's gorgeous. sms. >> well, good evening everyone and thanks for joining us, i'm adam may. joie chen is on assignment. we begin what many call is a silent killer and a break through drug that is giving home to more than 3 million americans suffering. "america tonight"'s lori jane gliha shows us how one drug can wipe out this virus for good. >> reporter: when clyde beard opens the dur to his beloved backyard tool shed, the room twinkles with the light. >> i love working with wood. it is
Bloomberg
Dec 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
, celebration. days the winter olympics in sochi, russia will be celebrated. but a cloud of fear and unease has covered the upcoming event. a suicide bomber has killed more than 30 people on a bus. have raised this the great threat before the olympics begin. here to discuss the modification -- the motivation behind the , glen howard. first of all, tommy who was behind these attacks? they have made statements and the lie that there were nothing but they would be targeting the olympics, and so this is the primary suspect behind that. >> these attacks today, do they follow other attacks by the same group and other regions of russia? wax yes. there have -- >> yes. in the last three days there have been three attacks inside of russia. there has been a whole history of suicide bombings inside of russia. but this is really symbolic because it comes on the eve of the olympics and they're trying to make a statement because the olympic torch is actually going to be passing through their. on june or a 30th. that by itself will be interesting. >> give us an idea of where the city of belgrade is
Bloomberg
Jan 7, 2014 12:00pm EST
. bloomberg it's an inside look at a new business of recreational pot in colorado. the winter olympics, they are only weeks away, but china is looking to 2022. sports coming up later in this hour. ♪ >> innovating on a high. recreational use of marijuana became legal in colorado. as the market opens up, people are being creative. trish regan explains. is a new twist on an old hide. it is packing a heated punch. >> it is clean. >> he uses a blowtorch to get a super concentrated hit of thc. seelong the sides, you will -- >> a joint is made up of flowers 20% has anywhere from 13 to thc. the extract that we have today is around 90%. it is great. same drug, just made more potent through chemical engineering. it is a concentrate of cannabis. are wrist with a solvent in a lab. winston -- rinsed with a solvent in a lab. what is left behind is almost a pure blob of thc. upwhat jake will do is heat -- heated up until it is red-hot. point, hets it to the will put the dome on it. the dome captures all of the smoke. recreational use of pot is now legal in colorado and washington state. that includ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
as stalin grad. before the 2014 winter olympics in sochi. , as many as two terror attacks in as many days, the attacks linked, devices used in both explosions were similar, police calling them acts of terror. both attacks targeted transportation. monday's attack tore through a trolley bus killing 14 people and wounding 28 others. the day before, surveillance cameras captured an explosion inside volgograd's main holiday station, 17 people were killed in an attack by a suspected female suicide bomber. volgograd, a city of about 1 million is a major transport hub in southern russia, traveling 400 miles to and from sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics scheduled to start in february. for residents of volgograd the attacks have put a damp er on the holiday season. >> we were already prepared and look at what's happening, happening in the second time in a row. the new year won't be better after that for sure. >> i think of the people here no one will tell you they feel safe. a lot has been promised but little has been done. >> on friday a car bomb in a southern city some 170 miles f
CBS
Dec 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
olympics. elizabeth palmer on who might be behind the attacks. in the upper midwest, the year is coming to a bitter cold and with the temperature deep in negative territory. formula 1 champion michael schumacher is fighting for his life after an accident on the ski slopes. elaine quijano has the latest on his condition. and anthony mason on the little bird that's become a huge star. >> it's pretty magnificent. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm maurice dubois and this is our western edition. the united states offered russia more help with security for the winter olympics. this follows the second deadly terror attack in two days in the russian city today a bus was blown up, yesterday the target was a railway station. the two attacks blamed on suicide bombers killed at least 31 people and wounded more than a hundred. many of the wounded are in grave condition. volgograd, until 1961 as stalingrad is about 400 miles from sofchi, the host city for the winter games which begin on february 7. e
FOX News
Jan 4, 2014 10:00am PST
olympics safe, following last month's back-to-back terror attacks. >>> and predicting the state of the economy in 2014. coming up, we will take a look at how things on main street and wall street are expected to shape up in the year ahead. >>> we begin with this fox news extreme weather alert. there's a huge chill for the record books this time. a deep freeze of historic proportions now sweeping from the midwest all the way to the northeast. forecasters warning some of the low temperatures they're seeing haven't been seen in decades. even places that are used to bone chilling cold aren't taking any chances. for example in minnesota, the governor preemptively closing all the public schools on monday, where the temperature in minneapolis is supposed to hit, are you ready for this, a high of minus 14. brian is live in central park where it's pretty darn cold there too, here in new york. that minus degree temperature is the real temperature, not with the cold index or whatever that they add on to that. brutal cold. >> that's exactly right, jamie, which is why people -- the forecasters are
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 2:00am EST
the same city. volgograd is 600 miles south of moscow and 600 north of sochi, where the olympics will be held in six weeks. this is the third such attack in the russian city in the past two months. the u.s. is condemning the attacks, saying it stands with russia against terrorism. peter sharp is in moscow with the latest >> the chaotic aftermath of an attack at a railway station in volgograd. a body lies on the ground as emergency services scramble to treat the survivors. police say a woman set off the device near a metal detector station. the station was packed with thousands leaving on christmas holidays. >> everything was covered with smoke. after 10 minutes i was able to see. inside the train station everything was destroyed >> the attack killed and injured dozens of people. >> translation: commodoreding to preliminary information, it was the same as 10 kilograms of tnt. there were lots of people in the waiting hall but because of the checking system she wasn't through. >> seven died in a suicide bombing on a bus. the latest killings raised serious security concerns ahead of
LINKTV
Jan 7, 2014 2:30pm PST
exactly a month until the winter olympic games kicks off in the wretched resort of sochi. russian resort of sochi. thousands of police and workers are there for the event. they are not taking any chances. >> putting the final touches on the olympic village before the athletes arrive on january 30. russia has spent 535 million euros building three villages for the 2014 winter games. final flurry of construction comes as russia launches one of the biggest security operations in olympic history. security fears have been heightened after two suicide bomber tax last week that killed 34 people in the southern city of [. volgograd. it prompted president putin to tighten security. the residents there said they understand the increased need for vigilance. but after what happened in volgograd, increase security is necessary. >> maybe security is too much in some places, but i don't think they can host the olympics without it. andore than 30,000 police interior ministry troops are being deployed to the area. officials are establishing two security zones to protect the games, won a control zone near
ABC
Jan 7, 2014 6:00pm EST
get warmer. i will tell you the latest capitals are will pack their bags for the olympics. >> breaking news involving members of the u.s. air force. they have been believe died in a helicopter crash that went down in a coastal area two hours northeast of london. an investigation is underway. >> in the country's largest bank, they'll pay to we and dollars to charges they ignored bernie made off's ponzi scheme. despite the settlement, the bank says it is confident none of the employees knew about the fraud. madoff is serving time in new york. the sentinels maintain their vigil outside of the tomb of the unknown today. army saysrson for the the soldiers work in 30 minute shifts as to mr. santo as well as five degrees. -- even as temperatures sank to five degrees. days a year. i don't think i'm contagious. another, the wind has diminished. a pretty decent warm is on the way. let's get started with pictures. starting with current temperatures, it is plenty cold. temperatures in the teens. double digits across the region. 10 in gaithersburg. 19 in quantico. 18 at reagan national. floorboard,
CBS
Dec 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
olympics. the latest attack killed at least 14 people after >>> two suicide bombings in russia in the past to days are raising -- two days are raising security questions leading up to the winter olympics. it killed 14 people after an explosion on a bus in volgograd a day after at least 17 were killed in a blast at a train station in the same city. no one has claimed responsibility for those attacks. but last july, chechen militants called for an islamic russian state threatened to attack civilians. >> everyone now needs to be even more concern about the terrorist threat that has reached the russian heartland and is growing closer not only to the sochi olympics but also affecting the transportation hub that are so important to the olympics. >> russian president vladimir putin is ordering increased security nationwide. the international olympic committee says it's confident of russia's ability to keep the games safe. >>> a blizzard has stopped the effort to rescue dozens of people stuck on an ice-bound research ship stuck near antarctica. when the weather clear they plan to reach the sh
CBS
Dec 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
dozen dent a month and a half before the sochi olympics. holly williams has our report. bitter cold temperatures settle in over the midwest. and a new storm is approaching this week. a nationwide manhunt is over. don dahler on the bank robber and suspected cop killer whose run ended in arizona. and they made history in world war ii but they ever quite made the history books. carter evans paying tribute to trail blazers. >> they can be astronauts, they can be pilots. and these women really paved the way for them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the olimics in sochi russia are six weeks way which is why tonight there is so much attention focused on a horrific attack inson portion of the country today. a suicide bomber killed at least 16 after setting off a bomb inside a central train station. with more on what happened and what we know here's holly williams. >> reporter: a security camera captured the explosion that tore through volume go grad train statio station-- volume go g
CBS
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
president is promising tighter security with the start of the winter olympics in sochi six weeks away. alfonso van marsh on why the site of the attacks has authorities concerned. >> reporter: a russian bomber shredded a bus in the russian city of volgograd. the second attack in as many days. officials say the attack killed or injured dozens of people. now there is fear of more terrorism ahead of february's winter olympics in sochi about 400 miles away. "i think that people here will tell you that no one feels safe. a lot has been promised for security. but little has been done," this man says. investigators say the bombers' explosives were similar to those used in another suicide bombing on sunday at the city's main railway station. at least 17 people died there. it is unclear who carried out the attacks. in july, chechen militants calling for an islamic state in russia threatened to attack civilian targets including the olympics. the double suicide bombings have security experts concerned. >> everyone now needs to be more concerned about the terrorist threat that has reached the russ
CBS
Jan 1, 2014 11:00pm PST
which hockey players made the u.s. olympic team. the mens and womens rosters were announced to, but, sharon, what about the security at the games? >> liz, many of the bay area olympians are out of state or out of the country competing in training, but tonight we talked to people twho do plan to go to cheer them on. >> 1960 olympic gold medal swimmer ann warner cribs has attended several of the games over the years. she's followed news of two deadly bombings in southern russia, but the violence is not stopping her from traveling from her palo alto home to the olympics. >> i met a lot of people who were different than i and yet we were united in kind of our love for sport and performance and potential and all of that and so i feel like i can't not go. we can't let the terrorists win. >> russia's government has promised the safest olympics in history, but the two terror attacks on a train station and trolley make clear that it's not easy to secure soft targets like getting to and from the olympic venue. kpix 5 news writer heidi allen also plans to go to see her sister kate hanson compe
PBS
Jan 7, 2014 2:30pm PST
breath though. today, olympic downhill champion lindsay vaughan announced she will not be able to participate games due to surgery needed on her injured knee. not being able to compete is coming just one month before the opening ceremony gets underway, and there is a major security operation going to the next level. 30,000 police and anti-aircraft devices have been dispatched on combat alert. before, russian new that the olympics here could be a target for terrorists, so it has planned a security operation long in advance. with a month to go to the opening ceremony, it is putting that plan into action. security is being stepped up at the olympic venues. sochies not registered in will be banned unless they have special aggregation. -- accreditation. some have vowed to disrupt the games, but the russian security problem extends beyond sochi. last month's suicide bombs 1000 kilometers away at a train station and on a trolley bus have taken the threat of violence away from the olympics. there is concern that in the run-up to the games, russia could suffer more attacks in less secure p
ABC
Dec 30, 2013 4:00am PST
safety of the winter olympics after another deadly bombing in russia. we'll have a live report. >>> also this morning, a blast of arctic air. temperatures fall well below zero in parts of the country. who will feel mother nature's bite? >>> and an abc news exclusive. the family of an american being he would hostage in pakistan shares their anguish and hope. >>> and spreading the holiday spirit one cup of joe at a time. how thousands of people decided to pay it forward with some much-needed christmas caffeine. >>> and good monday morning. i'm diana perez. >> and i'm gio benitez, sitting in for john muller. >>> a second terror attack in russia. >> that raises new questions about the security of the olympics. tahman bradley from washington with more. >> reporter: two deadly blasts in a city just 400 miles from where the winter olympic games will be held. security is being tightened. another deadly explosion in russia. raising fears about the winter olympics. this time, it was a trolley bus in the city of volgograd. at least 14 people killed. more than a dozen wounded. it was likel
NBC
Dec 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
are due to arrive for the olympics in russia there are mounting concerns about security. today was the second suicide bombing in the city of volgograd. the city is near mountains that have become a haven of islamic militants. it is 400 miles from the olympics in sochi. the bomber targeted aboard a bus and yesterday in a train station. the attacks have killed 30 and wounded more than 100 and left millions terrified. the white house says it is closely monitoring the situation in russia and many athletes are on edge as well. george? >> reporter: while russia tightens security in the weeks leading up to the olympics, the athletes are trying to focus on just the games themselves. we talked to one local olympian who knows what it is like to compete with the security around her. >> jessica knows what it is like to be a part of the olympic games. she and her sister maggie helped her team to a gold in water polo. she knows what the athletes are going through. >> i bet that the athletes are so focused right now and so prepared for the olympic experience. it's unlike anything else. >> reporte
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 5:00am EST
olympics and after the bomb ings in volgograd last week, we have peter to report. >> there is a streak of love of country that runs through these people and the russian olympic team carries the hopes of the nation, launching the new sports clothing for the olympic games which is next month and it will move to the black resort of sochi before the opening ceremony in february. the excitement not shared by world leaders, obama and merkle and cameron will not make an appearance of the winter games but doesn't matter says russia olympic chief. >> translator: the olympic games is a porting event for the athletes. >> reporter: they will be on home ground and no excuses. and this is where russia's winter olympic hopes lie, out on the ice. the national hockey squad and the ice skaters are the bright lights in these winter olympics going for gold in sochi. and also salvaging russia's reputation and it's the night of february 25, 2010 and facing canada for a place in the quarter finals and the winter olympics nightmare was about to begin and it was 7-3 by canada and the russian coach talked about er
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 10:00am EST
winter olympics. >>> and saved from the sea, an italian coast guard rescue more than 200 migrants off of the coast of lampedusa. >>> welcome to the program. we begin in lebanon where there has been another major explosion in the capitol, the blast happened in southern beirut. the area is the strong hold of the shiite group hezbollah. initial reports suggest that at least four are dead and 12 others are wounded. let's join our correspondent on the phone. tell us what you know at the moment. we're seeing pictures of the aftermath of the explosion. >> reporter: yes, as you have said, this is in the heart of hezbollah strong hold. it's a very secure -- tight security for hezbollah officials offices, and this is where many of the leaders live and have their families. the explosion happened less than an hour ago. it seems like this bomb is not very big, but the area is very crowded. it''s a commercial business area, and there are lots of people on the street at that time of day, and again, this is in the heart of hezbollah strong hold. >> it does seem the emergency services have been able t
FOX News
Jan 1, 2014 12:00pm PST
the country gets set to host the winter olympics. putin makes a renewed push to fight the terrorists.as the cou the winter olympics. putin makes a renewed push to fight the terrorists. how do we keep athletes and americans safe? >>> plus tragedy on the field just after this photo taken at yesterday's big college bowl game. >>> and duck dynasty star willie robertson speaking to fox news addressing his father's controversial comments that got him suspended by the a and e network. >> you have been in the news for weeks now. and really it's our first opportunity to ask you you a question about all the stuff that went on throughout you, your family and the show. what did you think of a and e's decision regarding your father a couple weeks ago is this [ male announcer ] this is betsy. her long day of pick ups and drop offs begins with arthritis pain... and a choice. take up to 6 tylenol in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. all aboard. ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, experience the gift of exacting precision and some of the best offers of the year at the lex decembe
ABC
Dec 30, 2013 6:00am PST
russia: new attacks hit the country week before the beginning of the winter olympic games. >> good morning, and thanks for joining us. >> a lot going on and not the least of which is a change in the weather with no more "spare the air" day. >> but go have cooler temperatures? >> running in the 30's to 40's at the bay. next 12 hours an increase in high clouds and temperature in the mid-50's at noon and upper 50's to low 60's in the afternoon and back to 52 by 7:00. inland we have frost forming as peoples are around freezing mark and high clouds and mid-50's at noon and low 60's around 4:00 and we will be in the upper 40's in the evening and maybe need a heavier coat than other places. for the coast it is clear and in the 40's and around 60 at noon and dropping to 58 under clouds. we at 4:00, look for a colorful sunset because of the high clouds. >> we have problems on the peninsula in the clear fays -- phases south of bunker hill blocking a left lane because of emergency crews and that should be clearing as you can see with the greens sensors. some slowing on 101 into sunnyvale but,
NBC
Jan 1, 2014 7:00am PST
russia prepares to host the winter olympics next month. >>> and the research ship stuck in antarctica. the helicopter is on stand by to get to the researchers stuck on the ice. the weather is hampering the efforts. the researchers and crew have been stuck for a week. they are not letting the issue get them down. they rung in the new year with the song. >>> pope francis welcomed 2014 by celebrating mass at the vatican today. the pope delivered a message of world peace. he is urging catholics to follow an itinerary of faith. >>> for the first time in 12 years new york city has a new mayor. bill deblasio was sworn in after midnight as new york city's 109th mayor. he suceeds michael bloomberg. the ceremony will take place today administered by bill clinton. >>> now taking a look at the forecast and frigid weather continues here in the country. highs are 25 to 35 degrees below normal. wind chills may drop to 10 below or 30 degrees below zero in some areas. a clipper system will bring showers to the midwest. now, here's your forecast. >>> good wednesday morning. take a look at this sky. not
CNBC
Dec 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
they're trying to disrupt, terrorize, and so forth all of russia to stop the olympic games. the olympic committee, the officials wrote a letter to putin and said no, no, we're still behind you. do you think the terrorists want to stop the olympics? is that what's behind this? >> well, absolutely without a doubt they want to stop the olympics. they've said as much quite bluntly. the problem is this isn't just about the olympics anymore. one of the untold stories is that while there's always been terrorist attacks in and around chechnya and dagestan and also in moscow there's been a steady radicalization in the center of the country, too. so what russia's really looking at is a real plague of islamist terrorism in the next decade to come. the problem's been getting more severe. it's not going to stop with the passage of the olympics. >> the center of the country is that volgograd? what are you talking about? >> i'm talking about tartarstan and kazan a little north of volgograd. but volgograd is only 400 miles away from where the olympics will be. and the situation for security get
CBS
Dec 30, 2013 4:00am PST
sochi olympics. >>> utility companies are on alert as a new storm threatens new england with heavy wet snow. >>> and a second rescue ship attempting to reach a russian vessel stranded in antarctica is turned back by severe weather. captioning funded by cbs captionided cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 30th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a second deadly terror attack in less than 24 hours is raising new safety concerns in russia just 39 days before it hosts the olympics. a bomb ripped through a bus in volgograd this morning, killing at least 14 people and injuring others. on sunday a suicide bomber killed at least 17 at a train station. volgograd is about 400 miles from sochi where the winter games are being held in february. susan mcginnis has the latest. in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the death toll for both of these bombings could still rise from here. there is said to be widespread panic in volgograd and large worries about the upcoming olympic games with a rebel cheh chen leader c
NBC
Jan 7, 2014 6:00pm EST
and the windchills are colder 20 degrees more in in d.c. than sochi, the site of the olympics. how are we supposed to survive? who better to find out than pat collins who is in dupont circle standing outside. how it is, pat? >> well, we are live at dupont circle, and we are all layered up and over there at the bank it is 6:46 and 14 degrees, and this is one of those the days that you should go to the back of the class, and look under the bed, and go to the attic and get all of that serious cold-weather stuff. this is no time or temperature to make a fashion statement. if it works, wear it. to stay warm, i -- >> i bring my big fluffy blanket. >> drink lots of hot chocolate. >> my mom bought me ski gloves so i am wearing them. >> reporter: it is cold, washington. but we knew it was coming. they told us it would be here, and boy, were they right. on the big thermometers downtown, the temperatures in the teens, but on a day like today, numbers don't matter. you know what is going on. it is so cold that -- >> i can't feel my limbs. >> my nose is about to fall off. >> i could hibernate right
FOX News
Dec 30, 2013 8:00am PST
weeks best winter olympics about. what russia just said about the deadly bombings and what is the plan to keep athletes safe at the games. >>> two weeks to go before obamacare kickses in. why republicans seem too change their strategy on repeal. plus we'll answer your questions about the new law. >>> nationwide manhunt for a accused cop killer and bank robbery suspect comes to a deadly end as the secret service weighs n why the suspects wagon their radar. it is all "happening now." >>> we begin with a fox news alert. on the aftermath of a second deadly terror attack in the russian city of volgograd, weeks before the olympic games in sochi. i'm john scoot. arthel: i'm arthel negative in for jenna lee. significanttores say there is enough evidence to link today's deadly bus bombing with another bombing at a train station yesterday with russia likening the bombings to terror at tick in the united states, syria and elsewhere. in today's rush hour attack a trolley bus reduced to twisted wreckage with the roof blown off and bodies and debris strewn across the street. the force of the bl
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